Water scarcity has become an issue of global concern. Water Demand Management (WDM) is one approach to sustainable management of water, but it relies on the right operational and financial information being made accessible to the right people at the right time. Find out more about how IMQS’s Water Demand Module helps water utilities with comprehensive WDM efforts.
Changes in lifestyle
Rising standards of living
Supply-side management - relates to meeting demand with new resources.
Demand-side management - relates to postponing or avoiding the need to develop new resources by dealing with demand.
Universal customer metering
Reticulation leakage detection and repair programmes and pressure reduction
A communication strategy, including a community education campaign
Reduction of water use by the water utility
Use of reclaimed water (e.g. waste water/grey water) to reduce the need for fresh water supplies
Water use restrictions, either on a temporary or permanent basis
Establishing how much water is used
Determining potential reduction through implementing new equipment
Developing programmes to achieve improvements
Evaluating WDM measures to ensure they are cost-effective
Determining the sequences in which measures are implemented. For example, establishing a fair and efficient pricing system for water is only possible when all customers are metered
Water Demand and Consumption
Unaccounted for Water
Spatial Geographic Information